EVAA Artist of the Month is Michael Trulson
At its last meeting the El Valle Artist Association (EVAA) selected Michael Trulson as the Artist of the month for his painting :Clean Energy”.“ Ever since I can remember, drawing and painting has held a place in my soul. I was always drawing in Grade school, cartoons mainly. When art classes became electives in Junior high and high school, I made sure I was enrolled in a class every semester. I enjoyed the biographies of the great masters.” He enrolled at the Burnley School of Professional Art back in the early 70’s.When life, marriage, children, full time job, etc. became of paramount importance he put away the paints and tended to the task at hand.
Forty years later he retired, and with lots of time to spare, it was time to get back into something he had always loved doing and that was painting. He has painted in all different mediums, but watercolor was what he had finished with 40 years earlier so that is what he decided to jump back in with. “My style is my own in as much as I do not emulate anyone, though I do study the masters and contemporary artists I try to do what comes naturally.” Choosing Sedona as a place to retire was a perfect fit for him as Artists abound and classes are abundant.
The Artist of the Month’s work is exhibited at the Cottonwood Library where EVAA has an ongoing exhibit. Also, EVAA artists can now showcase their art for sale in the cases at the library. Stop by to view the artwork.